24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 800-974-3359

Agency History

someplace safe since 1979

  • 1979: Originally opened as Region IV Council on Domestic Violence, the agency operated a regional Shelter for Battered Women (located in Fergus Falls)
  • 1990: Began to open Community Advocacy offices to provide domestic violence services locally throughout the service area. Today, Community Advocacy offices are now open in Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wadena and Wilkin Counties
  • 1993: Opened a Parenting Time Center to assist families with supervised visits and exchanges between parents and children. Today this service has expanded to include locations in Fergus Falls, Glenwood, Morris, Ortonville, and Perham.
  • 2003: Renamed as Someplace Safe with a more inclusive mission and vision to better reflect expanded programming and services for all victims and survivors of crime (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Exploitation, Human Trafficking, and other crimes such as harassment, stalking, elder abuse, and homicide)
  • 2010: Opened a Someplace Safe Thrift Store in Alexandria to help provide sustainable funding for the agency and provide much needed clothing and household items to clients. In 2013 a second store was opened in Morris.
  • 2012: Implemented a Short-Term Emergency Placement program for victims to access local safe housing. Ceased operation of the regional Shelter located in Fergus Falls.
  • 2015: Specialized services for child sexual exploitation and human trafficking were implemented throughout the agency’s 9 county region.

Upcoming Events

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February 22

6th Annual Purple Power Fundraiser

City Brew Hall - Wahpeton, ND

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March 20

Women's Self Defense Class

Battle Lake Public School

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April 14

2nd Annual Race for Someplace Safe

Regional Fitness Center, Morris, MN

Event Calendar


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